LCROSS project scientists Anthony Colaprete and Dr. Kim Ennico review early results from the centaur and spacecraft impacts. Image credit: Dominic Hart / NASA Ames Topics: What -- Centaur, What -- Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/multimedia/images/2009/iotw/LCROSS_SOC.html
Circa 1934 photo of Hangar One with the dirigible U.S.S. Macon. Photo Credit: NASA Ames Research Center Topics: Hangar One, Where -- Ames Research Center (ARC) Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/multimedia/images/2008/hangar_one_15.html
Crew of U.S.S. Macon inside Hangar One with Macon dirigible on June 6, 1934. Photo Credit: U.S. Navy Topic: Hangar One Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/multimedia/images/2008/hangar_one_73.html
An F/A-18 mission support aircraft shadows NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy 747SP during a functional check flight in restricted airspace near Edwards Air Force Base and the Dryden Flight Research Center on Dec. 9, 2009. The flight included an evaluation of the aircraft's systems, including engines, flight controls and communication. Credit: NASA / Jim Ross Topics: Edwards Air Force Base, Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC)
Reeves Electronic Analog Computer (REAC), Ames' first electronic computing machine, was acquired in 1949 to perform control simulation analysis. Photo Credit: NASA Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/multimedia/images/2010/iotw/reeves.html
Artwork By: Don Davis Space Colony: Torus Wheel - Large assemblies can be put togetherin space. Here panels of a colony are being fitted in place. The small vehicles are called ANTS for Assembly non-thethered ships
It all started on May 25, 1961, when President John F. Kennedy announced the goal of sending astronauts to the moon before the end of the decade. Coming just three weeks after Mercury astronaut Alan Shepard became the first American in space, Kennedy's bold challenge set the nation on a journey unlike any before in human history. Eight years of hard work by thousands of Americans came to fruition on July 20, 1969, when Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong stepped out of the lunar module and took... Topics: Who -- Alan B. Shepard, Jr., Who -- Neil A. Armstrong, What -- Moon, What -- Mercury, What --... Source: http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/470923main_69-HC-898_full.jpg
Photographer : JPL This global view of the surface of Venus is centered at 270 degrees east longitude. Magellan synthetic aperture radar mosaics from the first cycle of Magellan mapping are mapped onto a computer-simulated globe to create this image. Data gaps are filled with Pioneer-Venus orbiter data, or a constant mid-range value. Simulated color is used to inhance small-scale structure. The simulated hues are based on color images recorded by the Soviet Venera 13 and 14 spacecraft. Topics: What -- Venus, What -- Magellan, What -- Pioneer Venus Orbiter, What -- Venera 13, Where -- Jet...
Photographer: JPL This is a computer-generated perspective rendering of one of the caldera-like depressions on Triton, as it would appear if viewed from the northeast. The image was obtained by geometrically reprojecting part of a Voyager high-resolution frame taken Aug. 24, 1989, when the spacecraft was about 181,800 km (112,900 miles) from Triton. Information about surface topography needed to generate the oblique view was obtained from the same image by the technique called photoclinometry... Topics: What -- Voyager, What -- Sun, What -- Crater
Space shuttle Discovery is silhouetted against Florida's pre-dawn, cloud-streaked sky as it makes the slow 3.4-mile trek to Launch Pad 39A. The shuttle travels atop the mobile launcher platform, which is moved by the massive crawler-transporter beneath. Discovery is targeted to launch on mission STS-119 to the International Space Station in February. During Discovery's 14-day mission, the crew will install the final truss segment and its solar arrays to the starboard side of the station. The... Topics: Discovery, space shuttle, STS-119, rollout, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Discovery, What... Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/multimedia/images/09-01-14.html
Artist: Ken Hodges Galileo Probe descending into Jupiters Atmosphere shows heat shield separation with parachute deployed, as it "hangs on the shrouds" and samples the atmosphere of the largest planet in the solar system and key moment in the flight of Galileo. The probe will enter the sunlit side of Jupiter's atmosphere and provide the first direct sampling of the planet's atmosphere. Jet Propulsion Laboratory has over-all management responsibility for Galileo. NASA's Ames Research... Topics: What -- Galileo, Where -- Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Where -- Ames Research Center (ARC)
Schilieren photograph of an F11F-1 Tiger at Mach 1.4 in the 1-foot by 3-foot wind tunnel at NASA Ames. This image was taken in February 1965. Image source: NASA Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/multimedia/images/2010/iotw/tiger_at_mach_1.html
Date: Mar 3, 1977 Photographer: George Olczak Bell X-14 AIRCRAFT TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY. Research Team: Front Row: Fred Drinkwater, Jim Meeks, Lonnie Phillips, Jim Kozalski, Vic Bravo. Second Row: Bill Carpenter, Sid Selan, Dick Gallant, Terry Stoeffler. Third row: Ron Gerdes, Lloyd Corliss. Fourth row: Cy Sewell, Dick Greif, Ed Vernon, Lee Jones. Fifth Row: Dan Dugan, Jim Rogers, Dave Walton, Terry Feistel. Back Row: Frank Pauli, Seth Anderson. Not pictured: Terry Gossett, Bob Innis, Stew...
Ames Center Director Pete Worden greets the Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen as he departs from Moffett Field March 15, 2010. Tim Quigley Jr., Vice President of the San Jose Dublin Sister City Program also attended the event. Cowen attended the opening of an Irish Innovation Center in San Jose, Calif. Photo Credit: NASA Topics: Where -- San Jose, Where -- Dublin Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/multimedia/images/2010/iotw/brian_cowen_visit.html
From left, Charlie Friedericks and Giovanni Manelli, with the NASA's Ames Research Center inspect the Ames-managed O/OREOS nano satellite at Kodiak Launch Complex on Kodiak Island, Alaska, Oct. 17, 2010, in advance of the satellite's planned launch into orbit. Image credit: U.S. Air Force/Lou Hernandez Topics: Where -- Ames Research Center (ARC), Where -- Alaska Source: http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/499020main_101017-F-2428H-002_full.jpg
LCROSS (Lunar Crater Observation Sensing Satellite) Near InfraRed Spectrometer shake test in Ames N-244 high bay EEL Lab - with Kimberly Ennico, Anthony Colaprete and Lynn Hofland Topics: What -- Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS), What -- Crater, What -- Near...
Photographer : JPL Range : 660,000 kilometers (400,000 miles) Time : 5:05 am PST This Voyager 1 picture of Mimas shows a large impact structure at 110 degrees W Long., located on that face of the moon which leads Mimas in its orbit. The feature, about 130 kilometers in diameter (80 miles), is more than 1/4 the diameter of the entire moon. This is a particularly interesting feature in view of its large diameter compared with the size of the satellite, and may have the largest crater... Topics: What -- Voyager 1, What -- Mimas, What -- Moon, What -- Crater, Where -- Jet Propulsion Laboratory...